Last night marked my final speaking engagement for the fall, with the exception of one locally in December.
My blog’s subtitle is Pro-Life Pulse, but it’s hard to keep a finger on the pulse when you’re running. I feel a bit out of the loop.
So I particularly looked forward to perusing the blogs of fellow pro-lifers for a long overdue (Prolifer)ations. So much great information, I can only get through 1/3 of my list of favorite bloggers….
A word to the wise ain’t necessary. It’s the stupid ones who need the advice. ~ Cosby
You can’t land a plane in Rome saying, “Whassup?” to the control tower. You can’t be a doctor telling your nurse, “Dat tumor be nasty.” ~ book
Speaking about the epidemic of fatherlessness in black families…. [t]he most important step toward ending the tragic cycles of violence and poverty among African-Americans also happens to be the heaviest lift – reconnecting black fathers to their children. ~ column
Kansas City, MO – A jury on Friday decided that a woman convicted of killing an expectant mother and cutting her baby from her womb should receive the death penalty….
Lisa Montgomery [pictured right]… 39, was convicted Monday of kidnapping and killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett on Dec. 16, 2004….
BBW says the punishment meted was “so wrong,” Gotta disagree with my friends on this one.
[O]ne of [the abortion lobby's] favorites is the old line that since women are going to have abortions regardless of what the law says, we have to protect them against dangerous back-alley abortions….
What I’m wondering about is this. If the motivation for legalized abortion really is to save the lives of women, why aren’t the people who make that argument also calling for the repeal of laws against rape? After all, it is not uncommon for a woman to be killed by a rapist so she can’t identify him to the authorities. Legalizing rape would save those women by taking away the rapists’ motivation for killing them.
And not only is this title brilliant, “On the trail of Rodham and Gomorrah,” so is the piece, which should be read in its entirety:
In the first few years of legalized abortion, studies were taken to determine the cost of an abortion. The findings were that, generally speaking, the price was between $300 and $350. Interestingly, those figures have changed little since then. That begs the question: with no competition and a seemingly reliable demand, why have they been unable to raise prices in almost 35 years?…
Since day one, the abortion industry has pushed this idea that when a woman does not want to be pregnant she will crawl through hell on broken glass to get an abortion….
[But] the evidence does not support this. The financial publication, Economic Inquiry, Vol. XXVI, April 1988, produced a study about the relationship between abortion cost and abortion rates and found… as the cost of abortion goes up, the demand for abortion goes down. This finding has been confirmed by other independent studies….
The obvious solution to the abortion industry’s current financial dilemma would be for them to raise prices to meet their increased costs and simply make more money off fewer killings. But as fiscally reasonable as that may sound, the abortion lobby knows it is not a viable option. They have long understood that, in order to maintain abortion’s legality, they need the political and cultural inertia created by a high abortion rate. This has put them in a kind of “Catch 22″ situation. They need higher abortion prices to solve their financial problems, but the lowered abortion rate produced by these higher prices would threaten their political survivability.
That is why the abortion industry has not raised prices for almost 35 years. The problem they now face is that the cost of doing business has risen dramatically during that time….
In order to survive, the abortion industry has to find a way to raise their prices without lowering the abortion rate.
Enter Hillary Clinton.
Planned Parenthood’s current expansion is their way of betting that Slick Hilly is going to be the next president. They are also counting on her to install a system of socialized medicine that will include elective abortion….